Calex Light Bulbs
Calex is the flagship brand for Dutch company Electro Cirkel. Founded in 1970 by brothers Rudy and Loek van Soelen, Electro Cirkel is now a global supplier of light bulbs and electronic materials. The two brothers began trading in the shipping industry seizing the opportunity to supply navigation lamps and standard lighting products to ships that moored for a short while at Rotterdam Harbour. Electro Cirkel quickly built a reputation for quick delivery, quality products and excellent service. As their success grew, they started to import lighting products from Asia.
Electro Cirkel went from strength to strength and became well known internationally. However, the brothers wanted their own brand of bulbs and in 1987 acquired the Calex brand which continues to be a global success. In the mid 90’s Rudy and Loek made way for a younger generation and handed the management of Electro Cirkel over to their nephews Pieter and Rudolph van Soelen. Over the past few years the product range has increased extensively. Focus has been given to energy-saving products as well as products using the latest in LED technology.
Electro Cirkel continues to operate from its own plant in Schiedam in the Netherlands but works closely with several producers in China on new and trend setting product ranges. The company are renowned for their compact fluorescents in warm tones, LED-lights and a range of decorative bulbs with visible filaments. The Calex range of Goldline-filament bulbs are a stunning collection of decorative bulbs which are perfect for creating a ‘homely’ feel in an indoor space.
Calex is a brand that has not stood still. For stylish, quality and state-of-the-art lighting, Calex can deliver.